Self Service and This is Tomorrow are piloting a mentoring scheme for new writers, which offers an opportunity for a new or emerging writer to develop skills in critical writing for publication.
The scheme intends to encourage writing practice within the West Midlands, giving a platform for new writers to gain public exposure, experience and professional development, whilst simultaneously promoting arts activity in the region to a wider audience.
The writer will receive 3 half-day mentoring sessions from the This is Tomorrow team:
-James Smith (focus on research, planning and editorial).
-Lorena Munoz-Alonso (focus on artists interviews / features).
-Josephine Breese (focus on reviews and writing style).
In addition the writer will have two half-day mentoring sessions with Sally O’Reilly which will focus on writing practice.
-A review of Flatpack or Fierce Festival (500words), March 2011
-An interview/feature on a West Midlands based practitioner or artist-led organisation (1000 words), June 2011
-A review of all, or a part of The Event 2011 (1000 words), October 2011
Applicants should send:
-A short letter of application stating why you have applied for this opportunity and what you hope to gain from it.
-Two examples of critical writing (around 500 words each).
-An up to date CV
Deadline: Friday 14th January 2011